Some Girl(s) Reviews

May 5, 2015
More canned misanthropy from Neil LaBute. Cut-rate Carnal Knowledge.
November 4, 2013
The weight of dull clichs only makes the stilted dialogue harder to stomach.
July 22, 2013
The film can't shake its repetitive structure and stagebound roots.
June 30, 2013
What once were searing treatises on men, women, relationships and the various toxicities that exist between selfish, shitty, desperate characters, appear -- much like the film's protagonist -- just a little sad and pathetic.
June 28, 2013
Attains the occasional moment of clarity, but ultimately has neither the dramatic heft nor the anchoring talent to justify an hour and a half in the company of a boring sociopath.
June 27, 2013
There are a lot of truthful notes in "Some Girl(s)," but there are also false ones that let you know that you are being played with. You'd best beware.
June 27, 2013
Mayer does little to open up LaBute's original play, and the staginess often feels oppressive. The performances are mixed, too.
June 27, 2013
The title's parenthetical plural sums up the problem with Some Girl(s): Five slow-cook dialogues that reveal the nice-guy protagonist as a super-tool is four too many.
June 26, 2013
The things that once made Neil LaBute's movies seem like tossed grenades - the loutish protagonists, the sadism toward women - now come off as more dated than scandalous.
June 26, 2013
Like most of Neil LaBute's work in the field of "emotional terrorism," the film protests that bad behavior isn't only good, but also essential to art.
June 25, 2013
If you've seen any of the playwright's previous forays into XY-ugliness, you can probably skip this one and still sleep soundly at night.
June 24, 2013
A weaselly protagonist keeps well-made film from connecting emotionally.
June 17, 2013
A misanthropic and soulless romcom based on the play by screenwriter Neil LaBute.